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Game Preview: NYM @ CHC, 4:10pm, Saturday, August 29, 2009 @Wrigley Field

Mets, 58-71, 4th, 17½ GB, 14 GB in WC

SP: Bobby Parnell (24, RHP, 3-6, 5.08)

2009 Gamelogs / 2009 Splits / vs. CHC Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2009 (3-6) 62.0 71 37 35 30 50 5 5.08
2008 (0-0) 5.0 3 3 3 2 3 0 5.40
Last 7 GS 1-3 16.1 20 16 16 8 12 3 8.82 39
2009-08-24 PHI L 5.0 4 5 5 3 3 2 103 39
2009-08-19 ATL L 3.0 9 9 9 2 1 1 71 4
2009-08-14 SFG W 6.0 3 0 0 0 7 0 86 73
2009-08-08 @SDP L 2.1 4 2 2 3 1 0 68 39
Has never faced CHC.
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   34-32   Road:   24-39   ExtrInn: 4-7 
 vsRHP:  45-50   vsLHP:  13-21   1-Run:  16-18
 vsEast: 23-27   vsCntrl:17-15   vsWest: 13-19 IL: 5-10

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
129 Fri, Aug 28  @CHC  L   2-5       58-71  4th 17.5 gb
128 Thu, Aug 27  @FLA  W  10-3       58-70  4th 16.5 gb
127 Wed, Aug 26  @FLA  L   3-5       57-70  4th 17.5 gb
126 Tue, Aug 25  @FLA  L   1-2       57-69  4th 16.5 gb
125 Mon, Aug 24   PHI  L   2-6       57-68  4th 16.5 gb
124 Sun, Aug 23   PHI  L   7-9       57-67  4th 15.5 gb
123 Sat, Aug 22   PHI  L   1-4       57-66  4th 14.5 gb
122 Fri, Aug 21   PHI  W   4-2       57-65  4th 13.5 gb
121 Thu, Aug 20   ATL  L   2-3       56-65  4th 14.5 gb
120 Wed, Aug 19   ATL  L   2-15      56-64  4th 13.5 gb
 Last 10: 2-8    Last 20: 7-13   Last 30:10-20
Cubs, 64-62, 2nd, 9 GB, 6½ GB in WC

SP: Ryan Dempster (32, RHP, 7-7, 4.07)

2009 Gamelogs / 2009 Splits / vs. NYM Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2009 (7-7) 143.2 141 75 65 54 122 18 4.07
2008 (17-6) 206.2 174 75 68 76 187 14 2.96
2007 (2-7) 66.2 59 36 35 30 55 8 4.73
Last 7 GS 3-2 44.2 48 26 20 12 42 7 4.03 51
2009-08-23 @LAD W 7.0 3 1 0 1 5 0 101 73
2009-08-18 @SDP L 7.0 8 4 4 3 10 1 121 52
2009-08-13 PHI L 7.0 8 6 6 2 8 2 110 43
2009-08-08 @COL W 6.0 9 5 2 0 3 1 95 43
2009-08-02 @FLA ND 6.0 3 0 0 4 4 0 97 66
2009-07-28 HOU ND 5.0 9 6 5 0 3 1 85 30
2009-07-02 MIL W 6.2 8 4 3 2 9 2 109 51
Last 5 v.NYM 2-1 32.2 37 16 15 18 29 1 4.13 49
2002-06-01 NYM ND 6.0 8 6 5 4 4 0 97 34
2002-05-27 @NYM W 6.1 7 2 2 3 5 0 111 53
2001-09-08 NYM ND 6.0 9 4 4 4 10 0 126 44
2001-09-02 @NYM W 8.0 5 1 1 2 5 1 103 71
2001-07-25 NYM L 6.1 8 3 3 5 5 0 123 45
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   37-24   Road:   27-38   ExtrInn: 8-7 
 vsRHP:  50-48   vsLHP:  14-14   1-Run:  15-19
 vsEast: 13-14   vsCntrl:34-23   vsWest: 11-17 IL: 6-8 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
126 Fri, Aug 28   NYM  W   5-2       64-62  2nd  9.0 gb
125 Thu, Aug 27   WSN  L   4-5       63-62  2nd  9.0 gb
124 Wed, Aug 26   WSN  W   9-4       63-61  2nd  9.0 gb
123 Tue, Aug 25   WSN  L   6-15      62-61  2nd  9.0 gb
122 Sun, Aug 23  @LAD  W   3-1       62-60  2nd  8.0 gb
121 Sat, Aug 22  @LAD  L   0-2       61-60  2nd  8.0 gb
120 Fri, Aug 21  @LAD  L   1-2       61-59  2nd  7.0 gb
119 Thu, Aug 20  @LAD  L   2-7       61-58  2nd  7.0 gb
118 Wed, Aug 19  @SDP  W   7-1       61-57  2nd  6.0 gb
117 Tue, Aug 18  @SDP  L   3-6       60-57  2nd  6.0 gb
 Last 10: 4-6    Last 20: 7-13   Last 30:13-17
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Thu, Sep 25, 2008 NYM  7  CHC  6        W:Joe Smith (6-3), L: Kevin Hart (2-2), S: none
Wed, Sep 24, 2008 CHC  9 @NYM  6 (10)   W:Bobby Howry (7-4), L: Luis Ayala (2-10), S: Kerry Wood (34)
Tue, Sep 23, 2008 NYM  6  CHC  2        W:Johan Santana (15-7), L: Chad Gaudin (9-5), S: Luis Ayala (9)
Mon, Sep 22, 2008 CHC  9 @NYM  5        W:Jason Marquis (11-9), L: Jonathon Niese (1-1), S: Kerry Wood (33)
Tue, Apr 22, 2008 CHC  8  NYM  1        W:Ted Lilly (1-3), L: Nelson Figueroa (1-1), S: none
Mon, Apr 21, 2008 CHC  7  NYM  1        W:Carlos Zambrano (3-1), L: John Maine (1-2), S: none
Sun, Aug 05, 2007 NYM  8 @CHC  3        W:Tom Glavine (10-6), L: Jason Marquis (8-7), S: none
Sat, Aug 04, 2007 CHC  6  NYM  2        W:Ted Lilly (12-5), L: John Maine (12-6), S: none
Fri, Aug 03, 2007 NYM  6 @CHC  2        W:Guillermo Mota (1-0), L: Ryan Dempster (2-4), S: none
Thu, May 17, 2007 NYM  6  CHC  5        W:Ambiorix Burgos (1-0), L: Ryan Dempster (1-2), S: none
Season Series: 2009 - CHC leads 1-0; 2008 - CHC won 4-2; 2007 - NYM won 5-2; All-Time - CHC leads 338-336

Key for Batter vs. Pitcher Grids on the next pageKey for Batter vs. Pitcher Grids Below

Batter vs. Pitcher totals are career totals. All others are year-to-date.

PA - Plate Appearances (AB+BB+HBP+SH+SF+CI)
BF - Batters Faced
BA - Batting Average
OBP - On-Base Percentage
SLG - Slugging Percentage
Last 28d - PA and OPS in the last 28 days.
SB/CS - Stolen Bases and Caught Stealing
HR/E - Home Runs and Errors Made
ERA-K/9 - Earned Run Average and SO per 9 IP
Total - Team totals for those categories.
Usage - See the note below the grid.
OPS - On-Base Percentage + Slugging Percentage (a good single number for measuring a player's hitting, avg. is .750 or so)
RA/G & RS/G - Runs scored and allowed per game.
PA/vRH - Plate Appearances overall/PA's vs. Right-handed Pitchers
Catcher Def. - Catcher Defense with each catcher's Stolen Bases, Caught Stealings, and Passed Balls allowed.
G/S/vB or G/S/vP - Links to the player's 2009 gamelogs, splits, or career batter vs. pitcher results
vLH/vRH - OPS vs. left-handed pitchers and vs. right-handed pitchers
Hm or Rd, Home or Road - OPS or OPS allowed in home or road games.
OF G: LF / CF / RF - A - Outfielders with the games played by position and their total number of assists
vs LHB - Batters faced and OPS allowed against left-handed batters
vs RHB - Batters faced and OPS allowed against right-handed batters
HR/SB/CS - Pitcher's Home Runs, Stolen Bases and Caught Stealings allowed

MLB Best, Middle, Worst

Stat

Best

Middle

Worst

RS/G

LAA  5.66

BAL  4.60

SDP  3.83

RA/G

LAD  3.80

NYM  4.66

WSN  5.45

BA

J. Mauer  .373

R. Roberts  .290

B. Giles  .191

OBP

J. Mauer  .442

W. Harris  .361

R. Cedeno  .240

SLG

A. Pujols  .663

B. Butler  .478

N. Punto  .257

OPS

A. Pujols  1.104

T. Hafner  .833

B. Giles  .548

ERA

C. Carpenter  2.20

M. Buehrle  3.92

F. Liriano  5.80

K/9IP

J. Verlander  10.49

D. Davis  6.79

J. Lannan  3.75

Baseball-Reference.com-- Baseball's History: 1871-Now

Mets Batters (4.22 RS/G) vs. Cubs Pitchers (4.29 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 46.Dempster
G/S/vB
22.Gorzelanny*
G/S/vB
43.Grabow*
G/S/vB
63.Gregg
G/S/vB
37.Guzman
G/S/vB
40.Harden
G/S/vB
47.Heilman
G/S/vB
30.Lilly*
G/S/vB
49.Marmol
G/S/vB
45.Marshall*
G/S/vB
36.Wells
G/S/vB
38.Zambrano
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
1.Castillo# G/S/vP 4/.500 3/.000 3/.000 9/.985 1/.000 2/.000 15/.500 13/.802 3/.000 6/.167 ··· 19/1.184 445/311 .315/.406/.369/.776 .762/.783 .670 87/.851 15/6 1/9
6.Evans G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/.500 ··· ··· 50/35 .234/.280/.383/.663 .851/.582 .544 3/.000 0/0 1/1
12.Francoeur G/S/vP 9/.889 10/.325 7/.572 10/1.214 5/.800 5/.000 15/.571 12/.500 3/1.167 11/.728 2/.000 18/.925 499/364 .269/.299/.403/.702 .802/.666 .644 103/.880 5/4 11/1
11.Hernandez# G/S/vP 3/.666 1/.000 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 2/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 1/2.000 ··· ··· 318/244 .254/.317/.324/.642 .801/.594 .776 68/.745 5/4 1/8
28.Murphy* G/S/vP ··· ··· 2/.000 2/.000 1/no AB 3/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 3/.333 440/361 .262/.317/.395/.712 .653/.725 .629 105/.775 3/2 7/11
16.Pagan# G/S/vP ··· 2/.500 4/.833 2/.500 ··· ··· 2/.000 3/1.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 230/165 .290/.339/.493/.832 .908/.794 .703 101/.931 11/6 6/1
18.Reed* G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/2.000 10/.800 ··· 11/.788 1/.000 5/1.600 ··· ··· ··· ··· 140/131 .248/.295/.326/.621 1.000/.596 .631 25/.477 0/3 0/1
9.Santos G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 2/2.500 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 262/183 .267/.304/.400/.704 .644/.730 .687 62/.679 0/0 6/3
23.Schneider* G/S/vP 11/.182 4/.000 5/1.800 5/.450 2/.500 ··· 12/.533 9/.333 3/.333 2/.500 ··· 19/.821 162/153 .179/.267/.307/.574 .125/.598 .603 40/.279 0/0 3/1
10.Sheffield G/S/vP 22/.955 ··· 1/.000 5/1.100 ··· 17/.886 5/.400 29/.528 ··· ··· ··· 13/1.115 306/213 .280/.373/.458/.831 .846/.824 .837 61/.682 2/1 10/2
19.Sullivan* G/S/vP 2/.000 ··· 3/.000 2/2.000 1/.000 ··· 2/1.000 3/1.334 3/.666 ··· ··· 3/1.334 91/82 .284/.341/.395/.736 .347/.778 .745 64/.780 5/0 0/0
17.Tatis G/S/vP 16/.404 ··· 4/.833 2/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 3/.666 302/185 .256/.318/.419/.736 .768/.716 .698 81/.776 3/1 7/2
4.Valdez G/S/vP ··· 2/.000 ··· 3/.666 ··· 2/1.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 41/32 .237/.293/.316/.608 .000/.789 .721 15/.619 0/0 0/1
IP 143.2 28.1 57.2 60.2 56.1 124.0 57.1 142.1 60.1 74.2 126.2 128.0 TOTAL .269/.338/.394/.732 .781/.716 .714 .741 103/40 76/90
ERA-K/9 4.07/7.6 5.72/8.6 2.81/7.2 4.15/8.9 3.20/7.0 3.99/10.4 4.55/7.7 3.35/7.5 3.58/10.9 4.70/6.7 3.06/5.5 3.80/7.4 3.98/7.7

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 612/.262 122/.231 249/.223 258/.219 228/.204 524/.227 257/.262 543/.244 272/.164 328/.270 518/.255 553/.248 .246
OPS .756 .652 .668 .720 .642 .721 .786 .706 .613 .786 .670 .699 .727
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 294/.837 32/.554 75/.659 118/.569 96/.661 236/.735 107/.721 114/.691 124/.554 107/.669 224/.791 253/.714 .749
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 318/.681 90/.688 174/.672 140/.846 132/.629 288/.708 150/.830 429/.710 148/.663 221/.842 294/.578 300/.685 .712
Home 235/.755 35/.700 96/.612 127/.589 112/.589 267/.801 124/.844 242/.592 126/.642 201/.753 259/.706 270/.719
Last 28d days 136/.690 86/.708 36/.484 47/.936 55/.755 100/.488 37/.820 42/.539 45/.629 46/1.186 137/.723 39/.991
HR/SB/CS 18/14/8 3/1/0 4/4/1 12/0/0 8/1/3 21/5/3 7/3/2 21/9/4 1/2/0 10/2/1 11/10/4 9/4/7 137/69/36
Usage ·····X·· ···X···· ·oX··Xoo oo·o···· ·ooo···· ··X····· ···o··o· X·····X· X·X··X·o ···X···· ·X·····X ···X····
Cubs Batters (4.42 RS/G) vs. Mets Pitchers (4.66 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 39.Parnell
G/S/vB
35.Broadway
G/S/vB
64.Dessens
G/S/vB
25.Feliciano*
G/S/vB
27.Figueroa
G/S/vB
50.Green
G/S/vB
48.Misch*
G/S/vB
34.Pelfrey
G/S/vB
44.Redding
G/S/vB
75.Rodriguez
G/S/vB
43.Stokes
G/S/vB
36.Takahashi*
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
28.Baker G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 1/2.000 ··· ··· 4/.000 3/.666 ··· ··· ··· ··· 123/76 .281/.333/.474/.807 .886/.758 1.044 62/1.016 1/0 3/2
21.Bradley# G/S/vP ··· ··· 9/.333 2/.000 ··· 4/.833 ··· ··· 3/5.000 10/.200 ··· ··· 403/297 .255/.387/.401/.788 .794/.793 .930 95/.823 2/3 11/3
17.Fontenot* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 2/2.500 ··· 1/2.000 2/no AB ··· 2/.000 ··· ··· ··· 364/311 .226/.294/.378/.672 .572/.689 .634 46/.656 2/1 9/7
5.Fox G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 177/127 .295/.345/.532/.877 .722/.939 .746 61/.759 0/0 9/4
1.Fukudome* G/S/vP 1/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 3/2.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/no AB ··· 460/406 .275/.387/.463/.851 .587/.884 .804 90/.958 6/8 11/2
27.Fuld* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 65/49 .278/.400/.370/.770 .450/.885 .967 42/.675 2/1 0/0
55.Hill# G/S/vP ··· ··· 2/.000 ··· ··· ··· 2/1.500 ··· 4/.750 ··· 1/.000 ··· 220/180 .240/.326/.339/.664 .633/.671 .765 55/.810 0/0 2/3
25.Lee G/S/vP 2/.000 ··· 21/.536 4/1.167 14/.547 1/3.000 ··· ··· 12/.977 ··· ··· ··· 488/387 .293/.375/.547/.922 .903/.924 1.028 106/1.041 0/0 25/4
7.Miles# G/S/vP ··· ··· 10/.800 5/.933 ··· ··· ··· 6/1.000 3/.666 1/3.000 ··· ··· 158/126 .177/.219/.238/.457 .605/.418 .460 27/.240 3/0 0/2
16.Ramirez G/S/vP 2/.500 ··· 28/1.131 ··· 11/1.434 ··· ··· ··· 27/.637 1/.000 ··· ··· 225/189 .328/.391/.554/.945 1.217/.897 1.106 69/.808 0/1 11/6
12.Soriano G/S/vP 1/.000 ··· 2/.000 2/1.000 1/.000 2/.000 1/.000 ··· 7/1.381 9/.000 1/3.000 ··· 511/401 .238/.299/.418/.717 .534/.765 .675 83/.411 9/2 20/10
18.Soto G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 1/no AB 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 303/226 .218/.323/.381/.705 .823/.666 .776 47/.555 1/0 9/3
2.Theriot G/S/vP 1/2.000 ··· 1/2.000 1/3.000 ··· ··· 2/.000 ··· 3/1.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· 541/428 .293/.345/.396/.741 .896/.700 .797 101/.694 16/6 7/13
IP 62.0 16.0 23.1 49.1 25.0 57.1 29.0 146.1 83.1 58.0 56.2 20.1 TOTAL .254/.331/.414/.745 .722/.751 .791 .758 45/27 136/101
ERA-K/9 5.08/7.3 5.06/5.1 2.70/4.2 3.10/8.4 5.40/6.1 5.02/7.4 3.41/4.7 4.80/5.2 5.94/5.8 3.10/9.3 3.34/5.7 2.66/7.5 4.40/6.6

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 289/.283 76/.288 88/.192 201/.238 124/.346 257/.258 99/.293 654/.285 376/.282 249/.196 243/.245 87/.236 .265
OPS .746 .702 .611 .685 .943 .762 .780 .758 .851 .626 .701 .761 .760
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 132/.798 37/.820 51/.695 126/.615 48/.963 110/.838 43/.831 382/.763 207/.946 125/.524 108/.859 40/1.056 .771
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 157/.703 39/.593 37/.502 75/.809 76/.929 147/.707 56/.733 272/.750 169/.735 124/.734 135/.580 47/.512 .750
Road 100/.757 34/.442 41/.717 89/.838 30/.580 132/.625 41/.925 291/.813 190/.909 108/.673 125/.751 40/.658
Last 28d days 105/.737 / 37/.467 39/.925 98/.991 55/.852 23/.754 142/.784 111/.783 48/.912 54/.583 11/.489
HR/SB/CS 5/1/2 0/1/0 3/0/0 6/0/0 4/1/1 5/1/1 1/1/1 10/15/6 14/2/1 6/5/2 4/1/0 2/0/0 122/55/30
Usage ····X··· ········ ooo·ooo· ·o··X·Xo ···X·XX· ·o·X·XX· X····Xo· ··X····X ·X····X· ···X···X XXo·o·oo ··X·X···

Usage -- each character represents the number of pitches thrown by the pitcher for yesterday, two days ago, three days ago, ...., up to eight days ago:
· - did not pitch; o - less than 16 pitches; X - at least 16 pitches (the median relief outing)
An Example ( ·X···o·X ): Yesterday off, 16 or more pitches, three days off, less than 16 pitches, day off, 16 or more pitches (8 days ago). Yesterday is in bold for improved scanning.